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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Investment Funds (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Market-leading expertise on the formation of high-value private closed-end funds, including private equity funds such as growth, buyout and venture capital, as well as credit, real estate and special situations. Proven cross-regional capability, with fluency in Mandarin, Korean and Japanese. Also able to act for fund managers on secondary transactions.

Strengths

One client considers the team "one of the top in the region" and states of the firm's lawyers: "I think highly of them on an interpersonal basis; they are quite pragmatic in their approach, with no issues with responsiveness."

Another client states: "We have not changed counsel or even shopped around for many years as the firm strikes an excellent balance of keeping the quality of work extremely high and, at the same time, stacking the team appropriately so that the price is reasonable."

Work highlights

Advised Anchor Equity Partners on the establishment of its Korea-focused Fund III, a growth and buyout fund targeting USD1 billion in commitments.

Notable practitioners

Albert Cho is sought after for his abilities in the private funds space, particularly for Korea-related funds. One client notes that he "is able to service Korean clients effectively, explaining complex issues in Korean and drafting the documents in English," while another reports that he "works very hard for his clients" and is "very energetic, loyal, conscientious on deadlines and responsive." He also acts for an impressive roster of international fund managers across a range of strategies, such as real estate, debt, growth, buyout, banking, infrastructure and venture capital.

Mandarin-speaking John Fadely is widely reputed to be one of the market leaders in the private closed-end funds arena and is credited for his "20 years' experience and knowledge raising multibillion-dollar funds." Clients are swift to underline the tactfulness of his approach, citing his "cultural sensitivity and linguistic skill," and "calming influence on transactions."

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Investment Funds (International Firms) Department

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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